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The Chart That Shows the Supreme Court Will Be Out of Step With the Country

Without a moderate like Kennedy, the middle will be missing on the Supreme Court — and the views of the American public left behind.

  • By Stephen Jessee and Neil Malhotra
  • The New York Times

The Supreme Court is supposed to be insulated from most political pressures.

Sharp 1aIn fact, one of its primary roles is to serve as a counterweight to the will of the majority in cases where policies might impinge on the…

Yet it is common to hear criticism that the court is out of step with the American public.

How well does the court actually represent the views of the American public?

And how might…

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